Aire by Lena Goldfinch


“Danger, magic, romance, and royal intrigue, AIRE is a must read!” 
—NYT Bestselling Author JESSICA ANDERSEN 

“Looking for something fresh and new to read? Try Lena Goldfinch’s AIRE.” –SERENA CHASE, USA Today HEA 

A tale of Legends reborn, royal intrigue, and an unforgettable, heart-melting romance that will sweep you away. 
Annalisia is a seer, a princess with a courageous spirit—and a soft spot for Legends. 
Jovanni is a Legend, a commoner with no patience for pampered royals. 


Principessa Annalisia is stunned and conscience-stricken when an unknown enemy mistakenly abducts her maidservant. Determined to find the girl, Annalisia disguises herself as plain Anna and slips away from the palace. She tracks down Jovanni, her maidservant’s daring older brother, and they soon begin to search together. As they uncover clues, Anna also discovers a kindred spirit in Jovanni. But would he be so free with her if he knew who she really was? Doubtful. Even so, she reveals her secret gift of visions to him, and in so doing disobeys the orders of her beloved grandmother, the queen. 

With Jovanni, Anna can almost imagine she’s like any other seventeen year old girl, free to pursue the longings of her heart. When she learns that he also has a secret—he’s a sentinel, an ancient shapeshifter who can take the form of a falcon—it seems as if they were destined to be together, as in the legends of il Sentiro. Though Anna is tempted to wish otherwise, she can’t forget that she’s a princess and it’s her duty to marry another. Meanwhile, their hunt leads Anna ever closer to danger, for she herself is being hunted. 

A princess and a commoner. They never should have fallen in love…but they did. 
AIRE is a lush romantic fantasy, inspired by ancient Italy and Turkey. 

THE GOOD

  1. Anna was beautifully done character, and leapt on the page.
  1. Jovanni was such a good, good, good character.
  1. Lots of shipping went on here. Tons and tons and tons.
  1. This story kept me on my toes
  1. The world-building was original and fresh, with splashes of Italian culture.
  1. Though this was a romance, it was also an adventure. There were kidnappings and all sorts of fun fantasy elements.
  1. Jovanni is cute when he’s jealous.
  1. This was such a rich and well-told story.
THE BAD
  1. The story was, at times a little confusing.
FOR THE PARENTS
There is some mild kissing, and some fighting. Nothing over the top, though.
I rate it five stars! 
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